Skatewing Racks- Lobster Bait

When the bottom is activeand the tides are running, bait tends to get washed out of bait bags within lobster traps.  When a bait bag is empty it only stands to reason that the trap isn’t fishing.

Skate wing racks have membranes that run through them that hold up to strong tides much longer than soft bait like herring. 

Here’s a whole buttload of skatewing racks on Toby’s boat, the Jupiter II.

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7 Responses to Skatewing Racks- Lobster Bait

  1. Nancy says:

    Interesting!

  2. Nancy says:

    Oh, and nice changes to the nav and sidebars!

  3. Nancy says:

    One more thing – and it’s the last time I’ll make suggestions, I promise (unless you ask me). Since your author listing is waaaay down at the bottom of the page, why not highlight these hardworking folks by putting an Authors or Contributors link in the nav bar and linking to a page listing them? It will free up some scroll time for readers and make it easier to find posts by author.

    I sure don’t want to be a pain in the butt, but I think it’s so great that you do this all at your own expense and time. Your line of work sounds like you don’t have a lot of free time. So, I figure it’s the least I can do to offer some free help.

  4. lobsterlady says:

    Gee Joey, Thanks for the information about the skatewing racks.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can I purchase skate wings for bait & where??

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